Chris Hausman and MaryKate Chillemi's paths converged in 2014 while working together on an organic farm in Dutchess County. They inevitably fell in love and their desire to work and learn together flourished. Both avid travelers, they have worked in the States and abroad on a variety of farms and together have over 12 years of growing experience.
In the fall of 2016, Chris and MaryKate met the Kraushaar family and were thrilled to begin leasing a portion of their farm in early 2017, as well as overseeing the already established orchard. Chris and MaryKate are continuing to do business under the property's historic name, Meadowland Farm, and are proud to be a part it's history. Before meeting Judah and Michele Kraushaar, they both thought they were years away from being able to afford leasing land of their own. They are incredibly thankful for all the support the Kraushaar family provides, without which, they would not have been able to pursue this venture.
Chris bed prepping with the BCS.